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convictions thrown out. we'll listen in to his testimony throughout this hour. in phoenix, jodi arias is back in the courtroom where a jury will decide if she deserves the death penalty for killing her ex-boyfriend. and here in washington, up on capitol hill the attorney general eric holder, he is on the hot seat. he's facing serious questions right now about the handling of the associated press telephone records and allegations the irs targeted conservative organizations. this is "cnn newsroom." i'm wolf blitzer reporting in washington. >>> we're seeing a first today and it's happening right now inside a courtroom in las vegas. o.j. simpson, he is under oath on the stand and on camera for the first time in his long history of legal trouble. this is not a trial. it's a hearing, letting simpson argue his request for a new trial. he's four years into a 33-year sentence for armed robbery, assault and kidnapping. let's listen in right now. >> -- how much going to be and then just general other people. >> okay. so at the point where you're concluding your conversation with them and saying, thanks,
the jury that convicted jodi arias is set to reconvene on a whole other question, just how cruel was her murder? we're going to have extensive coverage of the so-called aggravation phase of arias' first-degree murder trial in just a few moments, but our top story comes from a different courtroom in a different state 300 miles away. that's where o.j. simpson is about to tell a las vegas judge under oath why he deserves a do-over. a do-over in the trial that sent him to prison for 33 years. in short, he says it's all his former lead attorney's fault. it's his fault for getting him convicted of robbing and kidnapping and assaulting two sports memorabilia dealers in vegas who o.j. maintains were selling him his own stolen merchandise. cnn's paul vercammen joins me live to set the stage. so, paul, i know his attorneys are there. i believe o.j. is even at the courthouse at this time. set me up as to just exactly what's transpiring and how soon he's going to take that stand. >> well, we think he's going to take the stand momentarily. don't forget he's now being held at the clarke county jail. h
're keeping our eye on two big blockbuster courtroom battles. this afternoon jodi arias back in court as jurors decide whether she will face the death penalty. the big question for the jury did she act with cruelty in killing her ex-boyfriend travis alexander. we are also following this when court resumes at 1:00 p.m. this afternoon. >>> in a matter of hours o.j. simpson will take the stand in his latest attempt to get a new trial. >> i wasn't there to hurt anybody. i just wanted my personal things and i realize now i was stupid. i'm sorry. i didn't mean to steal anything from anybody. and i didn't know i was doing anything illegal. >> simpson is serving up to 33 years in prison for the 2007 sports memorabilia heist in las vegas. he was convicted of robbery, kidnapping, and assault, but now he blames another man, his former attorney, for giving him bad legal advice. we'll go live outside the courthouse in las vegas. good morning, paul. >> reporter: good morning, carol. o.j. is going to try to push the attorney under the bus so to speak when he takes the stand. they'll go through 19 cl
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